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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please confirm how many COVID-19
PCR tests have been ordered and have been delivered from, and by, Primerdesign, to date.

Please confirm how many Q16 and Q32 machines have been ordered and have been delivered from, and by, Primerdesign, to date.

Yours faithfully,

Scott

Scott Seefeldt
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Department of Health and Social Care

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Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Seefeldt,
 
Thank you for your request of 9 February 2021 under the Freedom of
Information Act (Ref: FOI-1303649).
 
I am writing to inform you that the Department's consideration of the
balance of the public interest with regards to your request is not yet
complete and requires further time to complete in line with Section 10(3)
of the FOI Act.
 
The Department is currently assessing the public interest in release under
Section 43(2)- Commercial interests

We anticipate this process will take a further 20 working days to
complete.  We therefore aim to respond fully to your request by 8 April
2021.
 
Please accept my apologies for this delay.
 
Yours sincerely
Le-Anne Frankson
Freedom of Information Officer
Department of Health and Social Care
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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

I am struggling to understand the delay in responding to this, as a tax payer I have a right to understand how this particular company has performed on a tax payer funded contract.

I'm not asking for the nuclear codes, there should be no concerns in sharing this information, next stop local MP and then Matt.

Yours faithfully,

Scott

Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Seefeldt,
 
Thank you for your request of 9 February 2021 under the Freedom of
Information Act (our ref: FOI-1303649).
 
I am writing to inform you that the Department's consideration of the
balance of the public interest with regard to your request is still not
complete and requires further time to complete in line with section 10(3)
of the FOI Act.
 
The department is currently assessing the public interest in release under
section 43(2)- prejudice to commercial interests.

We anticipate this process may take a further 20 working days to
complete.  We therefore aim to respond fully to your request by 7
May 2021.
 
Please accept our apologies for this delay.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care
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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Health and Social Care's handling of my FOI request 'Primerdesign PCR tests and Q16 / Q32 machines'.

This delay is unacceptable and is clearly stalling.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

scott

FreedomofInformation, Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Seefeldt,

Thank you for your email. I apologise for the length of time it is taking to respond to your FOI request.

DHSC does not conduct internal reviews until a response to the initial case has been issued. Although organisations can choose to conduct an internal review to assess the handling process where they have taken more than 20 working days to respond, DHSC uses the internal review process once the initial case is complete to ensure that any exemptions that have been used have been applied correctly, and that all information within the scope of the request was considered.

We will therefore not be conducting an internal review. We will respond to your FOI request as soon as we are able.

You may find it useful to refer to the Information Commissioner's guidance on communicating effectively and politely with public authorities at:

https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/off...

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear FreedomofInformation,

Thanks for the reply, if it is easier I would be happy for a range and a % delivered, for example 100-200 Q16 and 60% delivered, or 100,000 - 200,000 PCR tests, 90% delivered, trying to limit the range to +/- 20%.

Keen to make this as easy a process as possible.

Whilst I am referring to the Information Commissioner's guidance, I suggest you refer to the Civil Service code, in particular the below points:

‘integrity’ is putting the obligations of public service above your own personal interests
‘honesty’ is being truthful and open

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

Yours sincerely,

Scott

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